• How Not to Write a Love Triangle

    How Not to Write a Love Triangle

    Love triangles are one of the most overused tropes out there today. In any kind of writing. Novels, movies, television shows, comics—all of them include characters fighting over who gets to love someone. Like any bit of writing, love triangles can be used well. But they can also ruin an otherwise good story. There’s no […]

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  • The Reality of ‘Show, Don’t Tell’

    The Reality of ‘Show, Don’t Tell’

    If you ask someone what the most important rule of writing is, chances are they’ll tell you to show, don’t tell. There are articles all over the internet of varying degrees of accuracy explaining what exactly this means and how to put it into practice in your own writing. To save you the trouble of […]

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  • Five Tips For Aspiring Professional Writers

    Five Tips For Aspiring Professional Writers

    So you want to be a published author? These past few months, I went to a few aspiring author workshops at my local library and historical center. Two brilliant writers with endless wisdom, Cinda Williams Chima and Vivien Chien, were there to discuss tips and tricks. Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned […]

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  • So NaNoWriMo Is Over… Now What?

    So NaNoWriMo Is Over… Now What?

    You did it! Or maybe you didn’t do it, didn’t quite hit your word count, didn’t end up with the story you imagined. That’s okay. You have words! And those words are twisting together and stacking high to make a wonderful story. Even if you can’t see it yet, whether you have fifty thousand words […]

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  • So It’s Your First Time Doing NaNoWriMo

    So It’s Your First Time Doing NaNoWriMo

    Congratulations! You’ve taken the first big step toward writing a novel: you started. You’ve got an idea burning in the back of your brain, you’ve got characters itching to leap into existence, you’ve got a setting just waiting to be brought to life. The only thing standing between you and your grand vision is fifty […]

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